A Paper Development Workshop (PDW) was offered in connection with the SMS Special Conference in Oslo. The workshop was a pre-conference activity on June 7. The Global Strategy Journal (GSJ) provided members of the editorial team (Co- and/or Associate Editors) to participate in the PDW and give feedback to the authors in a round table discussion format. The workshop also invited peer feedback from the other participants to offer a rich developmental experience to the authors. Application to this PDW was open to all, but attending applicants were registered for the conference.
The purpose of this PDW was to provide scholars with developmental feedback on their current papers and research projects. Application to the PDW was open to all scholars, but preference was given to doctoral students and early career academics. While we hoped that many of the participating papers would be eventually submitted to journals, the purpose of the PDW is broader: to improve the quality of global strategy research by providing quality feedback, and to bring new scholars into the field.
The dynamics of the workshop were as follows: the organizers grouped 3-5 papers with related topics and/or similar methodology and distribute them to the authors of each of the papers. Prior to the workshop, participants in each group prepared comments and feedback on the other papers in their group. Authors had the opportunity to engage in a group discussion facilitated by one or more senior scholars familiar with the topic or method used. Furthermore, senior faculty members provided detailed feedback to authors, discussing and providing suggestions on how to progress the papers.
Participation in the workshop does not imply a commitment by the authors to eventually submit their work to the GSJ, nor a commitment by GSJ to accept and publish the paper. However, the GSJ Editorial Team is keen to build a strong partnership between scholars and the journal with the objective of furthering scholarship on global strategy.
09:00 - 09:15: Welcome and Introduction
09:15 - 10:00: First break-out for author(s) and senior editors
10:00 - 10:45: Second break-out for author(s) and senior editors
10:45 - 11:00: Break
11:00 - 11:25: Identification of interesting topics for future research
11:25 - 11:50: Identification of databases and discussions of pros and cons
11:50 - 12:00: Conclusions
*This schedule is tentative and subject to change.